Read our comment piece on the untapped resources of volunteering and the role it can play in ensuring high quality care.
We regularly post blogs from our own staff, volunteers and key figures in the voluntary sector. Have a browse of our recent blog entries below.
We are delighted to be involved in a consortium led by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to deliver Get Out and Get Active (GOGA) - a £4.5 million initiative funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
Dave Moorcroft of sports volunteering charity Join In talks about the impact that volunteers had on his athletics career, and about why Join In is saying a #BigThankYou to them at BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Written by Dave Moorfcroft.
The act of volunteering is found in all cultures, languages, and religions. This International Volunteer Day, as with every day of the year, hundreds of millions of people around the world will give their time and skills to help create stronger, more resilient communities. Read more about International Volunteering Day. Written by James Moon.
A report recommends more ‘buddying’ in the sector so that smaller charities can benefit from the perspective of someone external to the organisation on how impact can be measured. We couldn’t agree more. Find out our thoughts and learn more about Measuring the Good. Written by Antonia Orr.
Along with so many youth social action organisations and movements, we are celebrating #iwill week, marking the 2nd anniversary of the #iwill campaign for youth social action and calling on other organisations to join us. We pledged to support this growing movement that aims to make involvement in social action part of life for more 10-20 year-olds around the UK. Read more about our pledge to involve volunteers in this campaign. Written by Laura Bell.
Here at Volunteering Matters, we know how important it is for people to give their time to those who need it. On the Giving Tuesday, we're encouraging as many people to get involved as possible as we know the benefits not only to the volunteers and their beneficiaries, but to their communities. Written by Is Szoneberg.
International Volunteer Managers Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the work that I do as a Regional Volunteer Manager at Volunteering Matters. I have been a Volunteer Manager for the last 5 years and in that time have worked with and supported many fantastic volunteers, who make such a difference in their local … Continued
A recent news story touched a national nerve when Radio Solent invited a 94 year old man into the studio after he called them saying he was lonely because his wife had gone in to a care home. Clearly we as a nation are experiencing social isolation and loneliness, and are worried about it! Befriending … Continued